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Port-Mansfield is a small community located on the shores of Laguna Madre in the southern tip of Texas. The population is approximately 400 full-time residents. Port Mansfield is quiet, peaceful and very scenic, an affordable semi-tropical getaway. It's about a twenty-minute drive east of Raymondville, Texas and offers a protected harbor for watercraft, as well as a runway for small aircraft. Port Mansfield offers excellent fishing and birding. The area boasts more than 480 species of birds, which makes it one of the premier birding spots in the United States. The Laguna Madre is home to abundant species of fish, as well, especially redfish, speckled trout, sand trout, and flounder. It's easy to fish the shallow waters of the laguna by small boat, wading into the waters, or cast fishing from the shore. There is also a fishing pier in the county park. If you want, you can instead charter a boat at the Gulf of Mexico, which is only nine miles from Port Mansfield. There you can fish for the larger species, such as marlin, kingfish, mackerel, red snapper, tarpon or sailfish. Port Mansfield has been described by sports editors as "one of the best fishing areas in the country." The Lower Laguna Madre is also known for its' duck hunting.

Surrounding areas: Arroyo City, Texas (15.4 mi), North Padre Island, Texas (19.6 mi), Harlingen, Texas (30.3 mi), Laguna Vista, Texas (32.5 mi), South Padre Island, Texas (34.5 mi), Port Isabel, Texas (35.9 mi)

Port Mansfield Vacation Rentals




Port Mansfield Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites450 S Expy 77Raymondville, TX22.7 mi.(956) 689-5900
Best Western Executive Inn118 N Expy 77Raymondville, TX22.7 mi.(956) 689-4141
Hampton Inn And Suites1202 N Ed Carey DrHarlingen, TX27.9 mi.(956) 428-9800

Port Mansfield Weather & Climate

The southern tip of Texas has a semi-arid climate. This region is the southernmost tip of the American Great Plains Region. Subtropical forests line the Rio Grande River, and ranches dominate the landscape inland. Summers are generally hot and dry but at times can be humid if winds come off the warmer Gulf of Mexico. Rain is more abundant in the coastal regions than inland. Occasionally in winter a strong front can come through, bringing light snow at sea level. The winters in the inland region are cold and dry as Arctic sweeps downward. Snow is a rare occurrence due to the lack of humidity in winter. Tornadoes can occur in this region, but less frequent than in other parts of the state.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 64°F 48°F 1.50 in. -
February 67°F 52°F 1.74 in. -
March 73°F 60°F 1.21 in. -
April 77°F 66°F 1.55 in. -
May 82°F 72°F 3.01 in. -
June 86°F 76°F 2.46 in. -
July 88°F 77°F 1.23 in. -
August 88°F 76°F 1.86 in. -
September 86°F 73°F 5.00 in. -
October 81°F 67°F 3.23 in. -
November 73°F 59°F 2.12 in. -
December 67°F 51°F 1.30 in. -

Port Mansfield Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Valley International airport (HRL) located about 26 miles southwest of Port Mansfield in Harlingen, Texas, the Port Isabel Cameron County airport (PIL) located approximately 27 miles south of Port Mansfield in Port Isabel, Texas, the Brownsville South Padre Island International airport (BRO) located roughly 44 miles south of Port Mansfield in Brownsville, Texas, and finally the Mc Allen Miller International airport (MFE) located around 56 miles west of Port Mansfield in Mcallen, Texas.

Port Mansfield Attractions

 
Golf Courses
Raymondville Municipal Golf CourseRaymondvilleTX22.6 mi.
Lantana Golf ClubLantanaTX26.8 mi.
 
State Parks
Texas State ParkTX36.3 mi. 
 
Museums
International Museum of Art and ScienceMcallenTX55.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Gladys Porter ZooBrownsvilleTX45.4 mi.
Texas State AquariumCorpus ChristiTX86.1 mi.


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